LETTER: Hudson County needs to prioritize making JFK Boulevard safer, candidate says


In a letter to the editor, Hudson County commissioner candidate Mamta Singh gives her take on why the county needs to prioritize making John F. Kennedy Boulevard safer.

Hudson County commissioner candidate (D-4) Mamta Singh. Instagram photo.

Dear Editor,

On Monday morning yet another avoidable fatal collision on Kennedy Boulevard took place.

The unfortunate reality is that JFK Boulevard is one of the most dangerous roads in our county and despite impact studies done in 2011 and 2019 there has been limited changes.

I’m writing this letter to ask our county to prioritize initiating fixes proposed by the JFK Safety Corridor Study report of 2019 this summer and create an action plan to start fixing JFK.

There are small changes that the county can take to start this summer to make the road safer for pedestrians including daylighting intersections and installing high visibility crosswalks.

As stated in the JFK Safety Corridor Study between 2014 to 2016, JFK and its outlet roads saw over 4,000 accidents with over 1,100 injuries. We can no longer wait. I urge the county to take action now and prioritize pedestrian safety.


Mamta Singh
Candidate for Hudson County Commissioner District 4

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